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17th Jun '17 9:04:18 AM frozen
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*Forklifts can be lethal when used improperly even if all obvious safety precautions are taken. American Airlines McGyvered a cheaper way of lubricating DC-10 pylon ball bearings using a forklift to bear the weight of the engine. Unbeknownst to them, the forklift's innate instability caused cracks to form deep inside the pylon which eventually led to the crash of Flight 191 and the deaths of 271 crew and passengers and two people on the ground.
3rd Jun '17 5:33:13 PM Gideoncrawle
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->''"He tried to kill me with a forklift! ''([[GratuitousSpanish Olé!]])''"''

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->''"He tried to kill me with a forklift! ''([[GratuitousSpanish Olé!]])''"''''(Olé!)''"''
1st Feb '17 8:22:31 PM PatPayne
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* ''Series/McGyver'' -- An early episode's PreCreditsSequence shows villains trying to put Angus out of action with a forklift. In the end he turns the tables and returns the favor. Though at least all he does is lift their car up so they can't escape and calls his superiors to pick them up. Well, let them down and then pick them up...

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* ''Series/McGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver'' -- An early episode's PreCreditsSequence shows villains trying to put Angus out of action with a forklift. In the end he turns the tables and returns the favor. Though at least all he does is lift their car up so they can't escape and calls his superiors to pick them up. Well, let them down and then pick them up...
1st Feb '17 8:21:47 PM PatPayne
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* ''Series/McGyver'' -- An early episode's PreCreditsSequence shows villains trying to put Angus out of action with a forklift. In the end he turns the tables and returns the favor. Though at least all he does is lift their car up so they can't escape and calls his superiors to pick them up. Well, let them down and then pick them up...
16th Jan '17 8:02:27 AM erforce
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** Reversed in ''Film/DeathWish4TheCrackdown''; he rides around in a forklift shooting, then moves out of sight. The forklift then comes on a kamikaze course for the gang of thugs only for them to realise at the last minute it's just full of boxes instead this time.

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** Reversed in ''Film/DeathWish4TheCrackdown''; ''Film/DeathWishVTheFaceOfDeath''; he rides around in a forklift shooting, then moves out of sight. The forklift then comes on a kamikaze course for the gang of thugs only for them to realise at the last minute it's just full of boxes instead this time.
31st Dec '16 7:36:16 PM KaworuS
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* "Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger" has the idiot guest child actor of the week steal a key that leads to the introduction of the Original [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] SixthRanger Burai. As Waking up Burai is in and of itself a horrifically bad thing to do (for reasons the show never bothers to explain since it isn't for reasons at all related to Burai's Backstory), his grandfather who was guarding the Key chases him Down--of Course--WITH a Forklift and tries to kill him.
11th Nov '16 4:25:18 PM EllaMegablast
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They're also dangerous, intentional or not ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oB6DN5dYWo as this informative German Safety Video parody shows]][[note]]Caution, it gets a bit BlackComedy gory towards the end.[[/note]]). This trope is all about using them as a type of weapon; running over people, impaling victims on the forks or just crushing them under some heavy load, it doesn't really matter

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They're also dangerous, intentional or not ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oB6DN5dYWo as this informative German Safety Video parody shows]][[note]]Caution, it gets a bit BlackComedy gory towards the end.[[/note]]). This trope is all about using them as a type of weapon; running over people, impaling victims on the forks or just crushing them under some heavy load, it doesn't really matter
weapon.



* ''Film/FugitiveAlien''. The ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version (specifically, a song the cast sings [[WithLyrics to the tune of the background music]]) was the former {{Trope Namer|s}}. "[[EarWorm Ole!]]"

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* ''Film/FugitiveAlien''. The ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version (specifically, a song the cast sings [[WithLyrics to the tune of the background music]]) was the former {{Trope Namer|s}}. "[[EarWorm Ole!]]"Olé!]]"



* [[strike: Literary]] Book example: ''Corporate Bodies'' in the CharlesParis series by Simon Brett is a murder mystery novel where the instrument of murder is a forklift.

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* [[strike: Literary]] Book example: ''Corporate Bodies'' in the CharlesParis series by Simon Brett is a murder mystery novel where the instrument of murder is a forklift.



* ''Literature/AlexRider'': A triad member attempts to kill Alex with a forklift in ''Skeleton Key''.

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* ''Literature/AlexRider'': ''Literature/AlexRider'' -- A triad member attempts to kill Alex with a forklift in ''Skeleton Key''.



* ''Series/BurnNotice'': In "Damned If You Do", Michael uses a forklift and shipping container to disable a gang of thugs and their vehicle at a storage facility.
* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In "Sauce for the Goose", VictimOfTheWeek Dexter Lockwood is crushed by a forklift before being dumped in a sterilizer.
* ''Series/{{Banacek}}'': A thief uses a forklift to kill Banacek on the docks in "The Three Million Dollar Piracy".

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* ''Series/BurnNotice'': ''Series/BurnNotice'' -- In "Damned If You Do", Michael uses a forklift and shipping container to disable a gang of thugs and their vehicle at a storage facility.
* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' -- In "Sauce for the Goose", VictimOfTheWeek Dexter Lockwood is crushed by a forklift before being dumped in a sterilizer.
* ''Series/{{Banacek}}'': ''Series/{{Banacek}}'' -- A thief uses a forklift to kill Banacek on the docks in "The Three Million Dollar Piracy".



* Wrestling/{{WW|E}}F: [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] vs [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]] for the WWF title in an "empty arena match," Mankind [[http://www.wwe.com/videos/halftime-heat-jan-31-1999-mankind-defeats-the-rock-for-the-wwe-championship-in-a-25051083 pinned the Rock with a forklift.]] By all accounts it was very well received until the end where they decided to shoot a reaction shot of the Rock as the thing was descending on him and then a ReverseAngle shot of the forklift coming down, killing any WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief.

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* Wrestling/{{WW|E}}F: Wrestling/{{WW|E}}F -- [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] vs [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]] for the WWF title in an "empty arena match," Mankind [[http://www.wwe.com/videos/halftime-heat-jan-31-1999-mankind-defeats-the-rock-for-the-wwe-championship-in-a-25051083 pinned the Rock with a forklift.]] By all accounts accounts, it was very well received until the end where end, when they decided to shoot a reaction shot of the Rock as the thing was descending on him and then ''then'' added a ReverseAngle shot of the forklift coming down, killing any WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief.



* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' has Decepticons Deadlift and Dirt Boss, both of which transform into forklifts. Since Decepticons are evil killing machines, we can reasonably assume that forklift death is occurring somewhere at some point in time in this universe. Well, Dirt Boss shoots small drill bit things that take over the body of another Transformer.

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' has Decepticons Deadlift and Dirt Boss, both of which transform into forklifts. Since Decepticons are evil killing machines, [[ImpliedTrope we can reasonably assume assume]] that forklift death is occurring somewhere at some point in time in this universe. Well, Dirt Boss shoots small drill bit things that take over the body of another Transformer.universe.



** [[DemonicSpiders Energy sword Elites]], though? Their AI makes them run full speed at their target. If an Elite with a sword and a forklift get involved in a head-on collision, the forklift wins.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx_U98h_5ok Observe.]]
** The forklift also makes an improvised projectile when struck by an explosive. A forklift flying across the ground at several times your running speed will take out anything.
** The forklift is also the only vehicle that does not take collision damage, meaning it can be flung across the map and still be fine.

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** [[DemonicSpiders Energy sword Elites]], though? Their AI makes them run full speed at their target. If an Elite with a sword and a forklift get involved in a head-on collision, the forklift wins.
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wins. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx_U98h_5ok Observe.]]
** The forklift also makes an improvised projectile when struck by an explosive. A forklift flying across the ground at several times your running speed will take out anything.
** The forklift is also the only vehicle that does not take collision damage, meaning it can be flung across the map and still be fine.
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* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'': Depending on the player's choices, Jayden can end up handcuffed to the steering wheel of his car while Mad Jack picks it up and feeds it to the vehicle crusher; in the ensuing battle against Mad Jack, it's possible to have Mad Jack end up getting [[HoistByHisOwnPetard crushed by his own machine]].

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* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'': ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' -- Depending on the player's choices, Jayden can end up handcuffed to the steering wheel of his car while Mad Jack picks it up and feeds it to the vehicle crusher; in the ensuing battle against Mad Jack, it's possible to have Mad Jack end up getting [[HoistByHisOwnPetard crushed by his own machine]].



* In ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 2'', one of the Cleaners attempt to kill him with a forklift.

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* In ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 2'', one of the Cleaners attempt attempts to kill him Max with a forklift.



* In ''VideoGame/TombRaiderLegend'', Lara uses a forklift to drive through ancient traps in the England stage. The forklift is also required to access a hidden trophy. She doesn't use it to hurt anyone, though.
* ''Warehouse And Logistics Simulator'' amusingly has a zombie mode called "Hell's Warehouse" which puts the player in the fork-lift seat as they attempt to escape a warehouse during a ZombieApocalypse. You can of course run them over but you also get special weapons like mines and buzzsaws.

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* In ''VideoGame/TombRaiderLegend'', Lara uses a forklift to drive through ancient traps in the England stage. The forklift is also required to access a hidden trophy. She doesn't use it to hurt anyone, though.
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* ''Warehouse And Logistics Simulator'' amusingly has a zombie mode called "Hell's Warehouse" which puts the player in the fork-lift seat as they attempt to escape a warehouse during a ZombieApocalypse. You can of course run them over but you also get special weapons like mines and buzzsaws.ZombieApocalypse.



* Franchise/ScoobyDoo of all people does it in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryInc''. (In case you're wondering, it's one of those ItMakesSenseInContext things; the context in this case is the guy on the receiving end of the forklift tried to murder Scooby's friends.)

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* Franchise/ScoobyDoo Franchise/ScoobyDoo, of all people people, does it in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryInc''. (In case you're wondering, it's one of those ItMakesSenseInContext things; the context in this case is the guy on the receiving end of the forklift tried to murder Scooby's friends.)



* In ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' [[SoulSuckingRetailJob Gigundo Mart,]] Dan gets in a forklift to forklift fight with an [[BadassGrandpa old store greeter.]]
-->'''Dan:''' Never mess with a guy with a forklift..
-->'''Old Man:''' ..unless you got a ''bigger'' forklift.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' [[SoulSuckingRetailJob Gigundo Mart,]] Dan gets in a forklift to forklift forklift-on-forklift fight with an [[BadassGrandpa old store greeter.]]
-->'''Dan:''' Never mess with a guy with a forklift..
forklift...
-->'''Old Man:''' ..Man:''' ...unless you got a ''bigger'' forklift.



* It should be noted that this is TruthInTelevision and these warning signs and such are there for a reason; forklifts are much heavier than they look and are dangerous pieces of heavy equipment. Also, any piece of machinery that can effortlessly lift a several-ton object ten feet up in the air will be powerful enough to casually tear many stationary objects apart, to include the shelves currently holding several such pieces of equipment.
** A poorly handled forklift can also be very dangerous to the ''driver'', as it is suprisingly easy to throw them off balance if they are under load or on uneven ground, causing them to tip and possibly crush the driver.
*** A poorly handled forklift can be very dangerous to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjOvI0TOx98 everyone in the building!]]

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* It should be noted that this is TruthInTelevision TruthInTelevision, and these warning signs and such are there for a reason; forklifts are much heavier than they look and are dangerous pieces of heavy equipment. Also, any piece of machinery that can effortlessly lift a several-ton object ten feet up in the air will be powerful enough to casually tear many stationary objects apart, to include the shelves currently holding several such pieces of equipment.
apart.
** A poorly handled forklift can also be very dangerous to the ''driver'', as it is suprisingly surprisingly easy to throw them off balance if they are under load underloaded or on uneven ground, causing them to tip and possibly crush the driver.
*** ** A poorly handled forklift can be very dangerous to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjOvI0TOx98 everyone in the building!]]
5th Oct '16 2:04:51 AM Codefreak5
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* A couple of heists in ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' have forklifts. They're supposed to be used to move heavy loot over long distances, but they're also effective cop-killers; anyone who gets hit is killed instantly.
24th Sep '16 6:14:19 PM Muffingirl7771
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* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Peter Problems" features a scene where Peter stabs a beached whale with a forklift, and he spends over a minute trying to remove the whale from the forklift, [[{{Gorn}} eviscerating it in the process]].
23rd Sep '16 9:07:50 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Burning Fight'' for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo, forklifts are among the many types of vehicles enemies ride on.
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